The wife of a man who died in an explosion in a Texas gas station in 2017 may have been the first person to examine the body.
Karen Jones, who was working for the Harris County medical examiner’s office at the time, was the first witness to examine a body in the explosion, the Houston Chronicle reported.
She had to walk away from the scene after a man fell to the ground after being pushed by a vehicle in the gas station, the paper said.
She said she was told by a medical examiner that the body had “breath-containment equipment in the neck, chest and legs.”
The medical examiner was not sure if the body was a homicide victim.
Jones told investigators that she and her husband, Austin Jones, were in the car when a man in a vehicle pushed the driver’s side window down and that he fell to his death, the Chronicle reported, citing a law enforcement source.
The man’s name was not released.
A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office told the Houston Press that investigators have not determined if the man was the driver or if he was the victim of an accident.